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I have a library full of music that I have acquired over the years and wish to now convert everything to MP3.

I still have a separate library for all of my FLAC/Lossless music, but I'd like to convert my older library to strictly MP3.

I've tried out a few programs, but all were either too slow or didn't work quite right. I'm thinking of trying Media Monkey, but only the Gold version allows conversion. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
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i know itunes can do that for you, probably not the answer you were looking for though
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MediaCoder!
Open source, and tons of extensions!
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Originally Posted by TheLegend View Post
I have a library full of music that I have acquired over the years and wish to now convert everything to MP3.

I still have a separate library for all of my FLAC/Lossless music, but I'd like to convert my older library to strictly MP3.

I've tried out a few programs, but all were either too slow or didn't work quite right. I'm thinking of trying Media Monkey, but only the Gold version allows conversion. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
I don't think you mentioned what format your older library is in.
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MediaCoder!
Open source, and tons of extensions!
Thanks, I'll have to give this software a go when I get home.
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I use Audiograbber with the LAME encoder (both are freeware). There are probably more robust apps out there, but Audiograbber is really quick and easy to use.
     
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I use Xilisoft Audio Convert, but it costs money.
http://www.xilisoft.com/audio-converter.html
But you can try it.
    
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I don't think you mentioned what format your older library is in.
It's an eclectic selection of already in use MP3, MP4, and WMA.

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Originally Posted by e_dogg View Post
I use Audiograbber with the LAME encoder (both are freeware). There are probably more robust apps out there, but Audiograbber is really quick and easy to use.
I'll also try this as well.

Thanks guys for the great suggestions.
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post #9 of 10
If you use Audiograbber, make sure you hunt down the LAME encoder too. Otherwise you're stuck at 56kbps or something dumb like that. LAME opens up a whole new world of bitrates.
     
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post #10 of 10
dBPowerAmp is what I use. It's free and has a codec plug-in for pretty much any format. I think the speed is pretty decent, but that's pretty much all I've ever used.
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